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Steamboat briefs: Tasaru Girls School Fund presents ‘The First Grader’

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— The Tasaru Girls School Fund presents a screening of "The First Grader," a PG-13 film based on the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan man's determination to go to school. The free film shows at 4 p.m. April 1 at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. For more information about the fund, contact Mary Walker at 970-879-3810 or

Montessori Soiree benefits scholarship, building fund

The Steamboat Springs Montessori Soiree fundraiser is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Barn Village. Tickets cost $35 per person or $60 per couple and include live music, wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and more. Tickets are available at Jack and Jill Consignment or by calling 970-879-8108. All proceeds benefit the Steamboat Springs Montessori preschool and kindergarten scholarship and building fund.

Registration now open for Steamboat All Arts Festival

Registration is open for local artists to participate in this year's Steamboat All Arts Festival. The festival is a four-day event that highlights arts and culture in the Yampa Valley and features local and nationally renowned artists. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 to 19. For more information, contact Maren McCutchan at 970-457-4529 or

Registration open for 1st Steamboat Mad Mudder

Steamboat's first Mad Mudder 5-kilometer run and obstacle course is set for July 7. Presented by NRC Broadcasting and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., the race will take place at Steamboat Ski Area and will include a hill climb, sprint race, mud pit and features such as a climbing wall, balance beam and tire course. Participants register as individuals but can sign up to run alongside a partner or team. Registration is $45 through April 15, $55 from April 16 to May 15 and $65 from May 16 to June 15. For more information or to register, call 970-879-5368, ext. 100, or visit

Children's developmental screenings held Thursday

Children's developmental screenings are all day Thursday at Hayden Valley Elementary School. Screenings are for children from birth to age 5. Cognitive, motor, speech, hearing and vision screenings will be offered. Preschool registration also will be taken. Call 970-276-3756 for an appointment.

USDA offers emergency loans for flooding losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that Farm Service Agency emergency loans are available to eligible producers for losses caused by flooding from May 18 to July 8, 2011. Producers must file an application by March 22. For more information, call Laurie Neilson at 970-242-9133, ext. 2.

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Center offers scholarships for Steamboat seniors

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 906 Lincoln Ave., is offering two $500 college scholarships for seniors at Steamboat Springs High School who will be pursuing visual art studies after graduation. Applications are available by emailing Linda Lauglhin at The deadline is April 13.

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